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Civil Paper Service Leads to Chemicals Count

On August 26th Officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Jesse Stamey of Elk Park.  Officers went to Stamey’s residence to serve a civil paper.  While at the residence Officers found evidence of a meth lab.  After a search warrant was issued Full Story

SUV Flips, Driver Hurt in Afternoon Crash

There were some terrifying moments for a Vilas man who drifted into the oncoming lane of NC 105 just south of Boone Tuesday afternoon—and terrifying moments for motorists who dodged his vehicle as it overturned and slammed into the south-bound guardrail. Full Story

Wilson's Creek Claims Another Life

The waters of Wilson’s Creek have claimed another life, as a Labor Day outing turned tragic late yesterday. The 21-year-old man reportedly drowned in Wilson’s Creek near Brown Mountain Beach Resort late yesterday afternoon, the 911 call coming in at 4:52 p.m., Full Story

Londry-Jackson Expects To Play Saturday

It's going to take more than just a nagging injury to keep Appalachian State University quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson on the shelf. The ASU senior announced late Sunday night that he expects to play in the Mountaineers' home opener Full Story

Watauga Election Issues Before State Board

The drama over the controversy of Boone Polling places takes a trek to Raleigh today, with the State Board of Elections agenda of three items all involving controversy over municipal voting. Dozens of college students will converge on the meeting to watch what occurs in the Montravias King issue, Full Story

"Hands Across the Border" Leads to Meth Labs

Friday evening, the Sheriff’s Office, the Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies from North Carolina joined with law enforcement agencies from Tennessee in a “Hands Across the Border” Project.  Officers from North Carolina and Tennessee held a check point Full Story

Avery Man Charged with Sex Offense

It was a week ago today that officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report of a runaway juvenile female from Yancey County—an incident that has now led to sex offense charges. The probe led deputies to the residence of 20 year old John Porter Full Story

Election Board Decisions Reexamined This Week

There may be changes on voting issues for Boone this week, with the agenda of the Watauga County Board of Elections including the withdrawal of their earlier resolution combining three Boone precincts into one. The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting from board by Secretary Bill Aceto Full Story

After 61 Years, ER to Close at BR Hospital

September will be the last month that the Blowing Rock Hospital emergency room will operate as the facility transitions to its next iteration as the new Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock. Hospital officials said the ER will close on or about Oct. 1st. The Blowing Rock Hospital will now offer Full Story

ASU Drops Season Opener at Montana

Plagued by two turnovers and a blocked punt, No. 12-ranked Appalachian State University football dropped its 2013 season opener to No. 20 Montana, 30-6, on

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Nine Former Mountaineers Make NFL Rosters

Nine former Appalachian State University student-athletes remain on National Football League rosters following the teams’ mandatory cuts on Saturday that left the regular-season limit of 53 players in each organization. Second-year running back Travaris Cadet (New Orleans Saints), Full Story

Woman Injured in Bamboo Road Crash

A Sugar Grove woman was injured Thursday morning in the crash of her SUV and a large Dually Truck hauling a utility trailer.  The 10:30am crash occurred at the intersection of Bamboo and Wilson’s Ridge Road, the state patrol saying that Judith F. Wright was pulling out of Wilson’s Ridge, Full Story

Satterfield Era Opens in Montana

A new era begins for Appalachian State football on Saturday when the 12th-ranked Mountaineers open the 2013 season at No. 20 Montana. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana. RADIO Saturday's game will be broadcast live on AM 1450, WATA Full Story

Rash of $100 Bogus Bills Turn Up in Area

More counterfeit cash is turning up in Wilkes County—now $100 bills, as well as the $20’seen over the past year. BB&T in Wilkesboro reported last Friday that three bills were in deposits, including two $100 bills with the same serial numbers.  A $20 was also turned over to police. Full Story

Crimestoppers Seeks Suspect in Wallet Theft

Boone Police are asking the public to view video stills from the Boone WalMart store to help in finding a man who picked up another man’s wallet.  In the High Country Crime Stoppers release, Boone Police are seeking  the Hispanic male who picked up another man’s wallet, Full Story

Crowd Overflows Moral Monday Rally

The parking lot was full to overflowing, as was the Harvest House with over 600 people attending the “Forward Together/Moral Monday” event in Boone yesterday.  At times, the event had the feeling of a pep rally, at others, a gospel camp meeting, but throughout the message was clear— Full Story

Cove Creek Teacher Charged With Sex Counts

Friday, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report of alleged inappropriate sexual activity by a Watauga County School teacher with then minor Watauga County School students—plural. The report stated that the inappropriate sexual activity reported occurred during Full Story

Moral Monday Group Rally Set for Boone

It was 50 years ago today that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech in the march on Washington, and with that as a backdrop, the “Forward Together/Moral Monday” movement is holding events—13 of them—across the state today, one of them in Boone. Full Story

Season Opener Added to ESPN GamePlan

The television broadcast of Appalachian State University football’s much-anticipated 2013 season opener at Montana will be carried nationwide on ESPN GamePlan, ESPN announced on Tuesday. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. Full Story

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